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BigJohnD   
Tue Sep 06 2016, 01:04pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Driving back to the UK now and some 100km west of Madrid. The outside temperature is horrendous. Between leaving southern Portugal at 9am and arriving here at about 5pm (also change of time zone), the lowest temperature we saw was 39°C and highest 44°C.

The car was impeccable but I have to say I was worried the car would not cope with driving with one stop over 500km at mostly >110km/h. No oil consumed nor, AFAIK, did the radiator fan come on.

But then my pacemaker doesn't have tropical mode either!


BigJohnD   
Wed Sep 07 2016, 10:22am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Even hotter as we crossed into southern France though most of the day was between 24°C and 33°C.



Also, I was stunned by the price of a litre of Repsol oil for the C4 - £39!


(Sorry, having trouble rotating pic on my phone.)
FrankBullitt   
Wed Sep 07 2016, 11:19am

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
47C!!!

Blimey, that is hot
rusky   
Wed Sep 07 2016, 12:30pm
Member No: #27768
Joined: Oct 13 2012
Location: Hove
I'm glad I'm not doing that journey. The airflow gradually reduces when the aircon is on. No idea why either but it's a pain in hot weather!
BigJohnD   
Wed Sep 07 2016, 12:42pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Fortunately the blast from the Sahara has finished.

Looks like rain and temps of around 20°C tomorrow for the next leg of some 600km.

Big place is France!

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BigJohnD   
Sun Sep 11 2016, 10:55am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
We're home now.

As you can see, we did just over 6,000km there and back at 5.0l/100km (56mpg in old money).



We last filled up in Boulogne, approx 350 miles away and the car says there's enough left for 460 miles, making about 800 miles on a tankful, which is probably a bit more than 56mpg.

Anyway, the car was faultless. Didn't even use any oil, but the screen had to be cleaned of flies a few times. Can't believe we went that far and never had a hiccup. The only worry I had was the fear of a temperate climate car overheating in daytime temperatures of over 40°C, max-ing at 47°C. But we were fine.

Full marks to Citroen and my dealer for the thorough service before we left - they replaced the brake fluid, checked Eolys and re-charged the A/C for no extra charge, i.e. all done for £199.
riven1962   
Sat Sep 24 2016, 03:51pm
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
We had a good day today or rather our eldest daughter did. She moved into uni halls earlier today. The poor C4 was full to the brim as we all travelled down to Keele Uni to move her in. I have to go back as well in the morning, she needs some more items she has forgot. So it will be another early start for me, roads (M6 to Junc 15) should be a bit quitter than today. They grow up way to fast for me.
FrankBullitt   
Sat Sep 24 2016, 04:30pm

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
How was she?

I couldn't wait for my parents to leave when I arrived at halls, the Student Union was calling! However some people are more home-birds and house-proud mum's will always have a heart attack at be state of halls too!
riven1962   
Sun Sep 25 2016, 05:35am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Just got back from Keele after another trip this morning. Emma seems to have settled in very well upto now. She has been put in halls with a group of 6 (in total) girls doing similar courses. They are either doing adult nursing, childrens nursing or medicine. The wife had never actually seem the halls until yesterday. I told her on the way to Keele don't expect much. The halls are ok, bit basic but they are clean. There is lots going on today so they will be busy all day, ready to start work on Monday.
routemaster1   
Sun Sep 25 2016, 06:10am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
riven1962 wrote ...

Just got back from Keele after another trip this morning. Emma seems to have settled in very well upto now. She has been put in halls with a group of 6 (in total) girls doing similar courses. They are either doing adult nursing, childrens nursing or medicine. The wife had never actually seem the halls until yesterday. I told her on the way to Keele don't expect much. The halls are ok, bit basic but they are clean. There is lots going on today so they will be busy all day, ready to start work on Monday.

Which hall is she in? One of my daughters was there 2006 to 2009. The first hall she was in still had round 5 amp sockets! This was the one 10 minutes walk from the centre of campus.
riven1962   
Sat Oct 01 2016, 02:57pm
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
routemaster1 wrote ...

riven1962 wrote ...

Just got back from Keele after another trip this morning. Emma seems to have settled in very well upto now. She has been put in halls with a group of 6 (in total) girls doing similar courses. They are either doing adult nursing, childrens nursing or medicine. The wife had never actually seem the halls until yesterday. I told her on the way to Keele don't expect much. The halls are ok, bit basic but they are clean. There is lots going on today so they will be busy all day, ready to start work on Monday.

Which hall is she in? One of my daughters was there 2006 to 2009. The first hall she was in still had round 5 amp sockets! This was the one 10 minutes walk from the centre of campus.

She is in Horwood house, only a couple of min's from the SU.
riven1962   
Sat Oct 01 2016, 02:59pm
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Don't know how this has happened but I have been in agony all day with Sciatica. Can hardly move a muscle, pain killers don't seem to be doing much.
riven1962   
Wed Oct 12 2016, 05:46am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Just booked a trip (me and the wife) for a few days to Krakow in February. Will be going to Auschwitz-Birkenau while we are there. Some friends of mine have been there in the past month and said it's a great place to visit. It's a place we have wanted to go for years, so now it's booked.
riven1962   
Fri Feb 03 2017, 01:38am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Our eldest daughter Emma (18)who is at Keele Uni passed her driving test on Tuesday this week. Guess what we are doing when she come's home for the weekend today?
routemaster1   
Fri Feb 03 2017, 02:49am
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
Time for a 2017 thread. I'll set one up.
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